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Sun Catchers! • April 27th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Sun Catchers!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Because You’re Worth It 

Everybody loves the sunshine, which is why we’re making sun catchers tonight. As the months warm up, let’s make the best of it, and do sunny things, like sit on the veranda, let the rays light up your face, and watch plants experience photosynthesis. Everyone gets a sun catcher or two (while supplies last) as well as special sun catcher paint, along with a brush and lots of fun colors. This craft is beyond easy, so come on in and make one!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

SPECIALS in APRIL: 

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FRIDAY APRIL 29th – MAY 7th 18th Beaches the Musical!  Unlikely friends live a lifelong journey, keeping in touch with each other and all of the emotions that go with friendship! Directed by yours truly! Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Theater! Come and do dinner and a show!


LAST NIGHT of Gina Young’s “Sorority IN APRIL • Thursday April 28th 
10PM Gina Young’s SORORITY – a Queer Literary K-hole PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS, SCRIPT-IN-HAND READINGS, THEATRE, QUEERNESS, FEMINISM, DIRTY NEW YORK FEELINGS, CRUISING, ART BAES, LITERARY SALON SLASH PARTY VIBES

 

 

Posted by on April 27, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Coloring Craft, Painting Craft

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Finger Puppets! • April 13th, 2016

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Wednesday April 13th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Finger Puppets!  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Better Drinks through Research…  

 

It’s about time you had more friends who agree with you, cater to your every whim, give you the time and attention you require, and that’s why we’re making finger puppets at Akbar this week.

They are yarn, they are adorable, they are not much until you add a face! These look like sweaters for your fingers, we have four colors, and they need you, and you need them.

I’m up north this week, but CraftNight Lieutenant Andrew will be there in my stead, handing out the supplies and making sure you’ll have access to all of the sparkly bits you need to create a finger puppet friend.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:   
April 20th – Spring Grab Bag Crafts! Surprise Packet Love!
April 26th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGOOOOO!!!! (8 to 10pm) 
April 27th – Egg Carton Creatures!

SPECIALS in APRIL: 


APRIL 18th Ian MacKinnon’s PLANET QUEER: INNER WORLD – What’s going on inside? Come explore your Inner World.
Get inspired with QUEER performance, art, music, dance and more!


EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT IN APRIL
APRIL 7 14 21 28 

10PM Gina Young’s SORORITY – a Queer Literary K-hole PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS, SCRIPT-IN-HAND READINGS, THEATRE, QUEERNESS, FEMINISM, DIRTY NEW YORK FEELINGS, CRUISING, ART BAES, LITERARY SALON SLASH PARTY VIBES

 

 

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Sand Craft

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Monster Sand Art! • April 4th, 2016

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Wednesday April 4th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Monster Sand Art! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: We have just one cocktail… yours. 

Monster sand art, like monster trucks and monster burritos, is everything you could want in a craft. It gives you everything you need without asking for much in return. Peel off the special laser cut paper to expose the sticky side, and sprinkle colored sand onto it. That’s all you do, and after peeling back more paper and pouring more sand, you get a freaky monster art piece that you may then decorate to your heart’s content.

Legends and old dusty books of yore tell of hideous frightening creatures bent on destruction and bodily harm. Their presence was supposed to be an omen of bad things to come, a disturbance in the force, Joe never having a second cup of coffee at home. You have your human-sized monsters, like Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolves and then you have the giant monsters like King Kong, Godzilla, Kthulu, those crazy creepy squeaky statues from Jason and the Argonauts, oh god, those were terrifying. You have your interplanetary monsters, your nuclear power gone wrong monsters, your fantasy monsters like griffins and harpies, your cross-species animal mutants, your cylon robots, replicants, and of course you have your self-made villain monsters like Doctor Octopus, Scarecrow and Green Goblin.

And then you have the GOP and it’s current mishmash of diabolical doorknobs crawling all over each other bungling greed, trying to make sense of their misguided strategy to shorten the primary election cycle, giving them choices between “The Cotton Candy Hairpiece wearing Tangerine” and the “Scrotum-Faced Carnival Barker.” Is this monsters? Is it mutants? Is it unprecedented? Only November will know for sure.

Let’s make some monsters to blow off some steam.

Also: It is Marcus Kuiland-Nazario’s birthday and he’ll be celebrating at CraftNight! Come on in and give him a hug! Happy Birthday, Marcus! 

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See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:   
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!
April 20th – Spring Grab Bag Crafts! Surprise Packet Love!
April 26th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGOOOOO!!!! (8 to 10pm) 
April 27th – Egg Carton Creatures!

SPECIALS in APRIL: 


APRIL 18th Ian MacKinnon’s PLANET QUEER: INNER WORLD – What’s going on inside? Come explore your Inner World.
Get inspired with QUEER performance, art, music, dance and more!


EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT IN APRIL
APRIL 7 14 21 28 

10PM Gina Young’s SORORITY – a Queer Literary K-hole PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS, SCRIPT-IN-HAND READINGS, THEATRE, QUEERNESS, FEMINISM, DIRTY NEW YORK FEELINGS, CRUISING, ART BAES, LITERARY SALON SLASH PARTY VIBES

 

 

Posted by on April 5, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Sand Craft

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Pet Rocks! • March 30th, 2016

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TONIGHT: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm it’s boys, balls, girls, prizes, a ramblin’ gamblin’ good time at Akbar!
TOMORROW: Wednesday March 30th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: Pet Rocks!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Where hospitality meets you at Sunset and Fountain

Access your igneous, your sedimentary, your metamorphic self by making a PET ROCK at Akbar this Wednesday! Rocks are everywhere! We never notice them, they never get the glory and the prestige they deserve, but all of that changes this week. Rocks may seem indestructible, but in fact, they change over hundreds of years, a process we never get to see, because you know… we don’t last as long as rocks.

It has taken eons for these rocks to get to their smooth round shape, yet it will take you probably less than an hour to paint one of these rocks! Your interaction with your rock will be but a pitstop in it’s centuries-long existence. Once you get yourself to a rock and paint it, the rock will endure, as a paper weight, as a doorstop, as an attention-getting sculpture on a bookshelf, it will persist, and be a pet rock, for many years. It may even become a family heirloom! It will be your pet, your friend, your advisor during tough times, a comfort in it’s steadfast, reliable continuation.

It is rare to have a pet that will outlive you. Some people like tortoises or parrots, they have long lifespans, but none of them beat the rock. Pet rocks are quiet, friendly and inexpensive. You never have to change the cedar chips in the cage, or replace newspaper or even take a pet rock for a walk, they are just that easy to take care of, and they will never pee on the rug.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:   

April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!
April 20th – Spring Grab Bag Crafts! Surprise Packet Love!
April 27th – Egg Carton Creatures!

 

 

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Collage Craft, Painting Craft

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Leprechaun Clothespin Craft! • March 16th, 2016

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Wednesday March 16th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Clothespin Leprechaun Craft! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder… 

Despite the wish of some people who don’t want their Irish heritage to be represented by a mythical wish-granting gnome… that’s exactly what we’re doing this week at CraftNight.

We’ll give you a leprechaun craft kit that comes with adorable clothespin legs, googly eyes, a fashionable green outfit, and yes, his hair is red.

Leprechauns are financially responsible, they work as bankers, distillers and shoe cobblers and they smartly guard their gold with a rainbow mirage. If you chase them to steal their charm cereal, you are a total jerk. We, the neighborhood gay bar shall be celebrating our tiny green brethren to full potential because there’s a long history of fairies being friends with leprechauns.

Besides, everyone knows it’s the fairies who drink themselves to a stupor and party all the time. Akbar could use a few leprechauns; the bar is lousy with fairies, it’s just a merrymaking mishmash of fun and debauchery ALL THE TIME. We also are host to militant mermaids, ubiquitous unicorns, trashed trolls, wild werewolves, growling griffins, hollering harpies, and so much more. There is a lot of variety to be found on the corner of Sunset and Fountain, come see us, we’ll keep a beverage cold for you. All mythological creatures need refreshment.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

Special Note: I have been posting the WRONG date about Bingo, please be advised, it is the last Tuesday of every month, so we’ll be seeing you on the 29th.

COMING UP:  
March 23rd – Easter Baskets 

MARCH 29th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO: Boys, Girls, Balls, and Big Bottles o’ Booze coming your way! 8pm – 10pm AKBAR
March 30th – Pet Rocks! Rockin’ all Night Long!
April 6th – Monster Sand Art! Fierce!
April 13th – Finger Puppets! Fabric Fun in your FACE!

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Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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